Daily Archives: 2018-01-31

Are rosy jobs creation projections a far cry from the actual statistics?

I refer to the article “Foreign investments will remain steady this year: EDB” (Straits Times, Jan 31). It states that “The changing nature of the local economy and the workforce will likely mean the amount of foreign direct investment here will remain similar to that in recent years, although with fewer jobs created. But that will likely result in 16,000 …

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Creative and insecurity

by Robin Low Many people have this mental image that they need to have their basic needs fulfilled before they can attempt to do what they like. This leads to many people just staying mediocre, doing work just to get by. Many millennials want to have a purpose in life, they want to follow their dream, but the current environment …

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Service disruption along NSL on Wednesday morning

Another track fault along the North South Line (NSL) occurred this morning (31 Jan), causing slow train speed, crowded trains and platforms. And again, without any official explanation given by the Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT). A tweet at 7:29am from Richard Jang first highlighted the service disruption on NSL. He noted that there were 4 trains waited to enter the …

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Former PAP MP Inderjit Singh criticises Heng’s Committee for Future Economy and says Govt is the bottleneck

by Vincent Low In a recent exclusive interview with DEALSTREETASIA, former People’s Action Party Member of Parliament Inderjit Singh criticised the Committee for Future Economy (CFE) which was led by Minister Heng Swee Keat. The transcript of the interview was published on Monday (29 Jan). The CFE was established in Dec 2015 at the behest of PM Lee to address the new …

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